That's exactly it.
I would be royally impressed and running to upgrade if say for example:
2600k @ 3.4 was faster than a 950 @ 3.8 ( That's ludicrous you say? Well, aren't the so called benchmarks comparing 3.4 vs 3.0? hmmm )
But what's going to happen when benchmarks have the chips running @ 3.4 vs 3.4, 4.0 vs. 4.0, etc. The 2600k will be only slightly faster, and I sure hope so considering it's on a 32nm process and all.
However, the plot thickens since you can OC higher on air with Sandy Bridge, and that's where the 2600k has the edge, but early reports state that people are having a hard time going past 5 GHZ, where as some people have reached 7GHZ with an i7-920 ON AIR ( just kidding )
You see, it's all relative, every processor has its pros and cons.
It's definitely funny, I agree.
It's even funnier how some people are posting everywhere about how great their new chip is about to be, that they can't even sleep at night, and have to tell everyone about it. ( I'm not talking about you in particular )
And the funniest is people who take it personal that their computers are not going to be the fastest kids on the block anymore, that's even more amusing.
Do people's lives really revolve around their epeen this much? If so, that's pretty sad, and you should really get out more.
I really wonder what will happen if Bulldozer turned out to be faster than Sandy Bridge, we'll never hear the end of it.
Are you excited about Ivy Bridge, and are you considering upgrading to it in the future?
Some butthurt LGA 775/AMD users claim that we i7 owners are whining or acting like fanbois because we're caught up. 2600K is pretty much the same at same clocks. So there's no need to whine. Most of us are waiting for the Socket 2011. S2011 will blow 1366 away. And i don't feel bad because of it.
And why would we whine when we can sell our chips and get new sandy bridge much easier than you? (since your procs will be ancient artifacts by the time SB comes out while we can sell our chips close to retail values then add lil cash to get ourselves high end SB.)